Monday, October 2, 2017

Coffee + Conversation


Happy Monday, friends. It is a beautiful Monday that feels just like October should in Charlotte today. We are all excited about that over here because I'm such a lover of all things fall. Candles, pumpkin coffee, chunky cardigans, and boots.

I apologize for my little hiatus. It was unintentional but we've been pretty busy around here. Madeline was sick for an entire week, which meant no preschool. This of course coincided with Corey's travels for work so I had very few moments to get anything accomplished.

We celebrated some dear friends who got married in Asheville last weekend after Madeline was sick and then I came home with the worst allergies. It was a beautiful wedding and a fun time with many of our closest friends.

We are also nearing the end of a big months-long landscaping project at our house. I am so excited to share the finished product and even more excited to not speak to a tree removal company or landscaping installer for many, many months.

This week we are looking forward to getting back into our routine post sickness and spending some time outside (in our nearly finished backyard) soaking in the beautiful cooler weather.

Very early this morning I was lying in bed while Corey packed for a work trip watching the coverage of the shooting in Las Vegas and my heart is just broken. I am just so, so sad that these things have gotten to be such a frequent occurrence in recent years. I am sending so many prayers to the families of all of those injured or lost and am so, so thankful to wake up with all of my loved ones safe and sound this morning.

Wishes for a happy and safe Monday for all of you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Our Struggle is Part of Our Story


It was three long months ago that my mother-in-law came over to watch Madeline so I could run a couple errands and get a mani-pedi. I had planned some much needed mama relaxation time. I was coming off of what had been at the time the biggest month of my business since I began it a year ago. I had two new ladies I was responsible for training and was just feeling good. I felt the healthiest I had since having Madeline and honestly a bit before, too, and was just really content with life.

I was stopped in traffic drinking a Le Croix, having a trivial debate with myself about whether I should get hot pink or coral polish on my toes for that pedicure when I was hit from behind at a speed of 50 mph by a driver using their phone. There were no skid marks or evidence that the driver ever attempted to brake or slow down because they were looking at their phone.

One concussion, severe whiplash, and a fractured clavicle later I found myself staring at 9-12 weeks of physical therapy, countless hours away from my daughter and business, and months of modified workouts ahead of me. I felt so defeated. When fitness is your business, an accident like that can cost your family a lot. Not to mention how I physically felt and the hours upon hours I had to leave Madeline for appointments, x rays, and physical therapy visits.

Friday, September 8, 2017

5 on Friday

Happy Friday Friends! I'm popping in to share five quick thoughts from the week.

one: beach trip

We snuck in a quick little family beach trip for Labor Day weekend. Madeline LOVED the beach. As soon as we got out of the car and she saw it she screamed "whoa" and took off running towards the waves.


Our trip was quick so we are already looking forward to next year, however she did so much better than last summer with being flexible while traveling and she just loved the sand, which we knew she would dive she loves her sandbox at home, too.